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The Jerk(s) are Pouting

Bernard83 Wrote: Jan 24, 2015 8:52 AM
The thing that I cannot understand is the unwillingness of the media, including FOX News, to consider a few simple facts: The president was born to a muslim father, was raised and educated in muslim schools in Indonesia and at some point in time came to Hawaii and then to mainland U.S.A. attended university got married (maybe) and at some point supposedly converted to Christianity. If a muslim converts to Christianity it is considered apostasy by the muslim faith and the penalty for that is death. I don't see or hear any muslim leaders or imams calling for the death of 0bama I therefore have to conclude that there never has been a conversion to Christianity and that the president of the United States is in fact a muslim. His actions would certainly indicate that he is a muslim. His dislike for Israel would be consistent with his muslim faith. His reluctance to deal with Iran and his actions of withdrawing from Iraq and allowing isis to take over the country. His policy in the Middle East is at least pro muslim if not anti Israel. So why doesn't any one even suggest that it's all because he is actually muslim and pro muslim and anti America. That's what his actions Scream every day.
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Mitt Who?

Bernard83 Wrote: Jan 11, 2015 10:13 AM
Well John, Romney would not have been my choice for candidate for President in 2008 or 2012 but he definitely had to be thought of as a winner and he had been elected governor of MA despite being a republican (a feat in it's self). However, once he had been selected as their candidate Republicans and conservatives should have stepped up and supported him. I said and posted at the time that the Republican Party had picked as their candidate; The man that lost to the man that lost to Barack Obama. Obviously while Mitt was the nicest, best, purest, most honest, selfless person (with the possible exception of George Washington) to have ever run for the position. he just wasn't the candidate the people wanted as was demonstrated throughout the primaries by his lack of ability to win more than 50% of the vote when more than two candidates were in the running. Let's not miss those indicators in the up coming runoff for a presidential candidate.
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Using the Law to Stop the IRS

Bernard83 Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 11:29 AM
You, Hoosier, have a good grasp of the situation. Good to see someone has.
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Using the Law to Stop the IRS

Bernard83 Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 11:26 AM
The Fair Tax will lead to an underground 'cash' economy or barter economy. If I trade you a good or service for a good or service and no "sale" was registered who pays what tax? No one, and who is best at that game? Illegal immigrants, drug thugs, and prostitutes. By the way visitors to Canada can claim back the taxes they pay for goods and services when in Canada. All they have to do is get the proper forms and submit the claim proving they took the goods out of the country.
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Using the Law to Stop the IRS

Bernard83 Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 11:11 AM
Car price should have read $20,000.00. I'm sure anyone that really wanted to know that would have understood the $ key and the 4 kay is the same except for the caps button.
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Using the Law to Stop the IRS

Bernard83 Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 11:08 AM
You are correct. Any consumption tax will be a VATtax because it is not possible for the gubmint to know which sales are retail and which sales are not. So in their infinite wisdom they will say 'Look, we will tax all sales then the purchaser can show us which sales were not retail and we will reimburse the tax to that entity and when that entity sells the product it will have to collect the tax and remit it to us.' That's the way they do it in Canada and I'm sure that half the monies collected are used by the enforcement arm of the revenue service to administer that system and they have a scheme where they try to reimburse poor folk for the taxes they had to pay on stuff they needed like electricity, heating oil, insurance for home and auto and the like. There is no tax on food but try to decide what is considered food. e.g. a dozen cinnamon buns is food/ a single cinnamon bun is not. Go figure. And in Quebec the tax payers pay tax on the purchase price plus the fed VAT tax. Not much you say but a 420,000.00 car at 5% fed tax or $1,000.00 making the car 21,000.00 fr the provincial tax of about 9% is $1890.00 and $90.00 is tax on tax.
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Using the Law to Stop the IRS

Bernard83 Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 9:32 AM
Problem is, M, How do they decide what is a finished product and what is a retail sale? When I buy gas for my truck that is a retail sale. If I use that gas to deliver my products is now not a retail sale and therefore not taxable? An absolute nightmare awaits the folks trying to differentiate between retail and commercial use and a mine field of potential abuses. the gubmint will have a field day and your tax burden will increase.
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Using the Law to Stop the IRS

Bernard83 Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 8:33 AM
Don't be too quick to jump on the consumption tax band wagon. It's not all it's cracked up to be. There are literally hundreds of levels of consumption to consider. Sure, when you look at it in the simplest form, it appears straight forward and easy to manage. eg. A consumer buys a new sofa at the furniture store for $1,000.00 and has to pay a 5% consumption tax on that sofa…..$50.00. Right? So the sale of the sofa brought the gubmint $50.00. Right? I say that is not correct because all along the way through the manufacturing of the materials that the sofa was made of every manufacturer, assembler, transporter, merchant, wholesaler, and retailer, that bought any material, part, or packaging of or for that sofa had to pay the consumption tax on that part they purchased and that tax paid became part of the cost of that component and thus part of the cost of the sofa including items as obscure as the electricity used to build it or for the lighting in the store where it was sold to our consumer. The $1,000.00 price of that sofa may have been as much as 50% tax and most of that is tax on tax. Think about it. Look before you leap. It's a long way down.
I'd like to forget the last six years of the federal gubmint bumbling and bungling!
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Americans Hate a Loser, GOP

Bernard83 Wrote: Dec 09, 2014 8:20 AM
So John. In your opinion Americans embrace winners and reject losers. Right? So that is why, in 2012 Americans, conservatives in particular, outrightly rejected a man running for president that was clearly a winner. Having been successful in virtually every endeavour he had undertaken. Having given his inherited fortune to charity and made himself into a multimillionaire,having served the public by saving the Olympics from disaster and the State of Massachusetts from it's self, this man, clearly a winner if there ever was one couldn't win more than 50% of the vote in any of the primary elections if there were more than two choices and the American people had rejected him earlier in favour of John McCain. Do Americans really embrace winners or do the just ride on Band Wagons?
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